Inter Milan could go a whopping eight points clear of their city rivals AC Milan if they beat Frosinone in Serie A this evening.
Today’s print edition of Rome-based newspaper Corriere dello Sport, via FCInterNews, highlight the Nerazzurri’s opportunity.
Going into the October international break, Inter were behind Milan in the Serie A table.
This was certainly a frustrating situation for the Nerazzurri.
Inter had beaten Milan 5-1 in the derby in September. But the Rossoneri weren’t initially too troubled by this, as they won all seven of their other opening eight matches.
Meanwhile, Inter slipped up in a couple Serie A matches at home. They lost to Sassuolo and squandered a 2-0 lead against Bologna to draw 2-2.
So Inter had to look up at city rivals Milan in the table throughout the last international break.
Inter Can Open Up 8-Point Gap On Milan By Beating Frosinone
But for two weeks in November, there is no question that Inter will be looking down at the Rossoneri.
And the difference in points will be, at minimum, five points.
This is because Milan have had as bad a run of form after the October break as they had been in a good period before it.
The Rossoneri returned from the break by losing 0-1 to Juventus.
Then came a 2-2 draw against Napoli. Like Inter had against Bologna, the Rossoneri blew a two-goal advantage to drop points in frustrating circumstances.
Last weekend’s 0-1 loss against Udinese – the Friulani’s first win of the season – piled on the misery for Stefano Pioli’s men.
And then, as they had against Napoli, Milan once again squandered a 2-0 first-half advantage yesterday.
The Rossoneri drew away to Lecce.
Therefore, Inter now have a comfortable buffer over their city rivals. What a difference four matches can make.
It can be as much as eight points if the Nerazzurri are to get the job done against Frosinone this evening.